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PODCAST: Best of Burlesque and Cabaret London 2014

PODCAST: Best of Burlesque and Cabaret London 2014Read more

21st Century Burlesque Magazine editor Holli-Mae Johnson and editor-in-chief of This Is Cabaret Franco Milazzo sat down with the delightful Rosie Kohl in her cosy sitting room just before Christmas and discussed their 2014 highlights, picked out from all the London burlesque and cabaret shows they attended and reviewed over the course of the year.  […]

Review: Palace of the Snow Queen (Looking Glass Productions)

Review: Palace of the Snow Queen (Black Cat Cabaret)Read more

This year’s Christmas offering from the Looking Glass Productions arm of Black Cat Cabaret is Palace of the Snow Queen, which promises to deliver “…gourmet winter fayre, beautiful decor, and spectacular cabaret and circus entertainment.” Usually dinner is served as part of the experience, but Saturday 6th December is a cabaret only evening at £25 […]

The Madame Jojo’s Peace Vigil in Words, Photos and Video.

The #SaveMadameJojos Peace Vigil in Words, Photo and Video.Read more

In October, a violent incident involving iconic Soho venue Madame Jojo’s, a celebrated performance space for several decades and home to productions including House of Burlesque, The Folly Mixtures Revue and Cabaret Roulette, led to action by Westminster Council which has been condemned as “draconian” – the complete and brutally swift suspension of its licence […]

Review: Pandora’s Box (Hippodrome Casino, London)

Review: Pandora's Box (Hippodrome Casino, London)Read more

Back from a run in Las Vegas, Pandora’s Box is described as ‘an innovative, enchanting display of high class entertainment’ and a dance-focused, erotic revue designed for observation rather than interaction. In reality, this journey through myth and legend is an amateurish, confused affair in need of considerable development. While sensual storytelling is supposedly at […]

Review: Between the Sheets (London Wonderground 2014)

Review: Between the Sheets (London Wonderground 2014)Read more

Earlier this month, purring burlesque popstress Miss Polly Rae brought established London favourite Between the Sheets, usually in residence at the Hippodrome Casino’s intimate Matcham Room, to London Wonderground 2014 for two naughty nights of song and striptease. Expanded for the decidedly larger Spiegeltent space and refreshed with sizzling new numbers, the show was typically […]

REVIEW: Double R Club (London Wonderground 2014)

REVIEW: Double R Club (London Wonderground 2014)Read more

The Double R Club at London Wonderground 2014, reviewed by James Lee on August 2nd 2014. For anyone unfamiliar with the Double R Club, it is a cabaret inspired by the work of David Lynch (though by no means restricted by it). Away from its usual home in the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, the […]